Top Prospects: The Defensemen

Below are the Top 50 Under-24 defensemen prospects that are not regular NHL players. There is no set limit for NHL games played before a player is no longer condsidered a prospect, but in general if he has played more than half of a season on an NHL roster he will graduate from this list.

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Spring 2022 Edition

Last Updated May 11, 2022

 

Rank Previous Rank Player Name Tier Birthdate Position Draft Year Age Height Height (CMs) Weight Draft Position Pre-Draft Ranking Age/Production Score Prospect Score NHL
1 3 Owen Power 1 11/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 19 6'5 196 209 1 1 -1.40 -3.81 BUF
2 7 Jake Sanderson 2 7/8/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'1 185 170 5 9 -0.96 -3.10 OTT
3 6 Luke Hughes 2 9/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'0 183 161 4 7 -2.13 -3.05 NJD
4 10 Simon Edvinsson 2 2/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'4 193 185 6 5 0.60 -2.73 DET
5 5 Victor Soderstrom 3 2/26/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'0 183 182 11 14 -0.35 -2.41 ARZ
6 12 Thomas Harley 3 8/19/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 193 18 19 -2.13 -2.36 DAL
7 9 Brandt Clarke 3 2/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'1 185 181 8 6 -0.66 -2.36 LAK
8 11 Kaiden Guhle 3 1/18/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'3 191 187 16 19 -0.89 -2.33 MON
9 18 Carson Lambos 3 1/14/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'1 185 201 26 21 -0.98 -2.22 MIN
10 15 Philip Broberg 4 6/25/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 200 8 14 0.52 -2.08 EDM
11 14 Cam York 4 1/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 5'11 180 172 14 16 -1.30 -2.06 PHI
12 16 Ville Heinola 4 3/2/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 5'11 180 178 20 27 -1.85 -1.92 WPG
13 17 Olen Zellweger 4 9/10/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'10 178 174 34 50 -3.62 -1.85 ANA
14 21 Corson Ceulemans 4 5/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'2 188 190 25 23 -1.04 -1.81 CBJ
15 22 Pierre-Olivier Joseph 5 7/1/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'2 188 168 23 32 -1.20 -1.58 PIT
16 31 Justin Barron 5 11/15/2001 Defenseman 2020 20 6'2 188 187 25 32 -0.51 -1.57 MON
17 20 Helge Grans 5 5/10/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'3 191 192 35 43 -1.68 -1.57 LAK
18 64 William Wallinder 5 7/28/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'4 193 192 32 33 -0.71 -1.57 DET
19 74 Scott Perunovich 5 8/18/1998 Defenseman 2016 24 5'10 178 170 250 300 -1.56 -1.55 STL
20 26 Ryan O'Rourke 5 5/16/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'2 188 181 39 41 -1.35 -1.53 MIN
21 34 Lassi Thomson 5 9/24/2000 Defenseman 2019 22 6'0 183 186 19 37 -0.79 -1.53 OTT
22 24 Calen Addison 5 4/11/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 5'10 178 178 53 40 -2.41 -1.52 MIN
23 41 Ronnie Attard 5 3/20/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'3 191 205 72 80 -1.97 -1.48 PHI
24 36 Daniil Chayka 6 10/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 20 6'2 188 187 38 28 -0.26 -1.45 VGK
25 19 Alexander Alexeyev 6 11/15/1999 Defenseman 2018 22 6'3 191 195 31 34 -1.60 -1.42 WAS
26 45 Jack Peart 6 5/15/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'11 180 180 54 42 -0.90 -1.34 MIN
27 79 Urho Vaakanainen 6 1/1/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'1 185 187 18 24 0.48 -1.31 ANA
28 68 Scott Morrow 6 11/1/2002 Defenseman 2021 20 6'2 188 190 40 48 0.14 -1.29 CAR
29 23 Nicolas Beaudin 6 10/7/1999 Defenseman 2018 23 5'10 178 172 27 42 -2.32 -1.27 CHI
30 43 Ryan Johnson 6 7/24/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'0 183 170 31 35 -0.55 -1.24 BUF
31 49 Alex Vlasic 6 6/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'5 196 198 43 37 -0.50 -1.22 CHI
32 25 Matthew Robertson 6 3/9/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 200 49 27 -0.88 -1.19 NYR
33 28 Nils Lundkvist 7 7/27/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 5'11 180 173 28 36 -0.73 -1.13 NYR
34 66 Drew Helleson 7 3/26/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 194 47 54 0.09 -1.13 ANA
35 56 Vladislav Kolyachonok 7 5/26/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'1 185 189 52 38 -0.86 -1.11 ARZ
36 48 Shai Buium 7 3/26/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'3 191 214 36 45 -0.41 -1.11 DET
37 29 Jeremie Poirier 7 6/2/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'0 183 192 72 41 -1.98 -1.10 CGY
38 37 Jared McIsaac 7 3/27/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 6'1 185 188 36 30 -1.42 -1.10 DET
39 27 Lukas Cormier 7 3/27/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 5'8 173 170 68 48 -1.82 -1.10 VGK
40 72 Reilly Walsh 7 4/21/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'0 183 176 81 78 -0.06 -1.07 NJD
41 51 Jack Rathbone 7 5/20/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 5'10 178 165 95 91 -0.21 -1.05 VAN
42 46 Robin Salo 7 10/13/1998 Defenseman 2017 24 6'0 183 181 46 77 -0.51 -1.04 NYI
43 87 Alec Regula 7 8/6/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 6'3 191 202 67 75 -0.21 -1.04 CHI
44 52 Sean Behrens 7 3/31/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'8 173 172 61 51 -1.36 -1.03 COL
45 54 Evan Nause 7 1/20/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'2 188 186 56 49 -1.16 -1.03 FLA
46 58 Antii Tuomisto 7 1/20/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'4 193 193 35 68 -0.78 -1.00 DET
47 38 David Farrance 7 6/23/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 5'11 180 195 92 66 -0.80 -1.00 NAS
48 67 Albert Johansson 7 1/4/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 5'11 180 165 60 60 -0.58 -0.94 DET
49 60 Kaedon Korczak 7 1/29/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 194 41 50 -0.34 -0.94 VGK
50 103 Stanislav Svozil 7 1/17/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'0 183 172 69 46 0.57 -0.93 CBJ
 

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